President Trump slammed Vladimir Putin for the growing death toll in Ukraine – calling it a ‘massive crime against humanity’ – and blasted NATO for its lack of action during a GOP donor event this weekend.

 

Trump spoke to Republican National Committee donors in Louisiana during the Spring Retreat in New Orleans, where he covered a wide variety of topics, including the escalating crisis in Ukraine.

 

“Are all of these nations going to stand by and watch perhaps millions of people be slaughtered as the onslaught continues?” Trump said. “At what point do countries say, ‘No, we can’t take this massive crime against humanity?’ We can’t let it happen. We can’t let it continue to happen.”

 

Trump joked about the conflict, too, though, telling donors that the U.S. should put the “put the Chinese flag on F-22 fighter jets and bomb the shit out of Russia. And then we say, China did it,” he said, to laughter in the room. “Then they start fighting with each other, and we sit back and watch.”

 

Trump’s remarks came about 24 hours after Mike Pence took several shots at Trump during his address to the same donor retreat, which is taking place in New Orleans.

 

Pence told them Friday evening that “there is no room in this party for apologists for Putin” — days after Trump had referred to the Russian president as “smart” and “savvy.” On Saturday evening, Trump mentioned that “somebody called me a Putin apologist the other day,” but didn’t bring up Pence

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